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Patricia Smith

Patricia Smith is the author of five volumes of poetry, including "Blood Dazzler," a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award, and "Teahouse of the Almighty," a National Poetry Series selection. She is also the author of the history "Africans in America" and the award-winning children's book "Janna and the Kings." She is a professor at the City University of New York, and lives in New Jersey with her husband Bruce DeSilva, granddaughter Mikaila, and two dogs, Brady and Rondo.